Kofi Annan seems to think so. But there are strong grounds for doubt.
Grainy videos depict the violence that has killed at least 6,000 Syrians, but the prospects for international intervention appear dim. Is the world inured to the ubiquitous images?
Richard Holbrooke, special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, briefs reporters at the State Department in Washington on July 13.
Questions about new nation's security and the effectiveness of international peacekeepers surface after two recent assassination attempts.